Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bari-Uma Ramen, Jaya Shopping Centre


This is a bit late but better late than never. 

It was le boyfriend's birthday and he decided on Ramen for his birthday dinner. We wanted to try something new as well so we opted for Bari-Uma Ramen at Jaya Shopping Centre after looking at several blog posts on Top Ramen in KL. 

The ramen shop is located inside the mall so just park inside the building since it's pretty jam in that area.

So sorry guys but I was willing a little unwell at the time so I might be a bit biased. 

The interior was the typical Japanese setting with the daiso tea cups with the sakura on it. I wonder why a lot of places opt for daiso it cheaper?? Anyway, there weren't a lot of people there that night. 

Looking at the menu, we ordered ramen, gyoza and yakitori! I was quite surprised that they had yakitori so it was a must try. Le boyfriend had a Noritama-Uma Ramen while I had a Kara-Uma Ramen which was the spicy version. 

Kara-Uma Ramen (RM26)

Noritama-Uma Ramen (RM29)

Presentation wise, it was nice but taste was a totally different taste compared to the usual ramens you get at Marutama or Ippudo. The char siu tasted like the typical siu yok (roast pork) you get at chicken rice shops. Moving onto the broth...all I can say is that it did not taste like the typical ramen broth and I was not impressed. 

Gyoza (RM11)

The gyoza was sub par while the yakitori was depressing. They basically chopped meat and vegetables and skewered them. You can tell by now how disappointed I was with the food. 

Green Tea & Black Sesame Ice cream (RM7.90 each)

At the end, we also ordered ice cream cause what could go wrong. Rite? The ice cream was obviously untouched for a very long time judging by how much ice crystals there were on top and inside the scoop

My verdict? Never going back again. If you want to try something different then go ahead but really not my thing. 

That's it for this post!

*All prices exclude tax.

Bari-Uma Ramen, Jaya Shopping Centre

Address | Jaya Shopping Centre, L3-11, Level 3, Jalan Semangat, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel | +603-7932-2958
Opening hours | Monday - Sunday 10am - 10pm
Facebook | Bari-Uma Ramen 
Instagram | Bariumamy
Website | Bari-Uma Ramen

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Every Sundae by Cielo Dolci, Damansara Uptown

Morning foodies! 

Where are you guys having coffee today?

After the Burgerlab pop up experience at GSC One Utama last night, le boyfriend had the random idea of trying Every Sundae at Damansara Uptown (DU) on the way home. It was only a 10 minute drive from 1U and plenty of parking in sight considering it was 10pm. 

Le boyfriend had already been there with friends for his birthday and he was excited for me to try 'Nasi Lemak' ice cream. For my readers who do not know what is 'nasi lemak', it is a traditional Malay cuisine that is commonly eaten for breakfast in Malaysia and it literally translates to 'fat rice'. Don't be fooled by the name though, it's really yummy and would be a MUST TRY for those visiting Malaysia. =)

Sadly, there was no 'nasi lemak' flavour that night so shall be back another day to try. 

On the other hand, check out their menu. 

So, you get to make your own gelato/ice cream combi by picking a cup, a cone or waffles and topping it off with ice cream/gelato, toppings and sauces. Le boyfriend wanted to try something different so he got himself a Lavender Honey Ice Cream in a cup with Caramel Popcorn and Butterscotch sauce.


I wasn't really into the Lavender Honey but I guess it was ok. The popcorn on the other hand was pretty normal...I prefer Garretts


I, on the other hand, got a cone (which turned out to be a charcoal cone) with Salted Caramel gelato with a cotton cloud. 

Whoaaaa! The cotton cloud was bigger than expected! Check out my face! 

I was thinking, "How in the world do they expect people to eat this?"

First things first, I starting eating the gelato because it was melting and Malaysia isn't the best place in the world to eat ice cream for hours. Then, I attacked the cotton actually fell off the handle after that and I held it with my fingers instead. It did not help that the toilet was Out of Service but le boyfriend said it was about time it went out of service cause it was NASSSTY! (in the words of That's So Raven) 

I kinda think that I went with the wrong choice with the cotton cloud...cause it was sweet on sweet which made it unbearable. Also, I love salted caramel ice cream but I think that when you turn it into gelato...there's a certain taste to it? Le boyfriend had to finish my gelato because it made me really 'chai' or 'jelat'. A bit like eating a lot of carbonara pasta and you get sick of it? That kind of feeling. 

My verdict? It wasn't really a good experience for me but I would definitely go back for the 'nasi lemak' ice cream and for a different combination because I think the combi I took was wayyyyy over the top! 

That's it for this post! 

*All prices exclude tax.

Every Sundae by Cielo Dolci, Damansara Uptown

Address | 9, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama
Tel | 03-77335683
Opening Hours | 

Monday | Noon - 11pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday - Sunday | Noon - 11pm 

Website | Every Sundae
Facebook | Every Sundae 
Instagram | @everysundae

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More Kit Kat! - Sakura Matcha

Whoa whoa whoa! 

Don't die CRNomz! That's what I think leaving for too long means so more posts more posts!

OK! Getting back to my Kit Kat haul from Japan, here's some Sakura Matcha or Cherry Blossom Green Tea. 

For those of you that have not tasted sakura before, it has a unique taste and the matcha gives it a nice sweetness which makes it one of my top 5 Kit Kats. Plus the packaging is so cute especially when you visit Japan in spring. 

Ahem to those of you that have tried more than ONE sakura dessert and still like it...I must say...I'm so confused!! Let me tell you guys that the first time I tried a sakura dessert was a sakura mochi and I was super duper excited because you see these things in anime all the time! Little to my disappointment that it tasted HORRENDOUS! Not even terrible... horrendous... I was scared from that day on but when in Japan, just try everything! The next desserts I tried were Sakura Chiffon Cake & Sakura Latte from Starbucks which were super yummy! Probably because of the sugar but it made me enjoy the strong sakura taste. 

Well, if you want to get a sense of what sakura tastes like, get someone to get you some sakura matcha kit kat or just hop on a plane and try it yourself! Do note that it's best to go during sakura season which is from mid-March till end of April if I'm not wrong. 

That's it for this post!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

MY Burgerlab turns THREE!

Hey all! 

So l...yesterday was MY Burgerlab turned 3 years old! 

Happy Birthday!!

In conjunction with their birthday, they have joint forces with The BIG Group and produced the Big Mac & Cheese Burger! Dum dum dum duuummmmm! 

Check it out mates! The Big Mac & Cheese is a burger with a meat patty, a slice of fried mac & cheese smothered in cheese, onions, squid flakes and their signature charcoal buns! The best part is that you can choose between beef, chicken and vegetarian so everyone gets to eat! :) 

All branches were only selling the Big Mac & Cheese which was a bit of a bummer for me because I love my Elvis no matter what. Oh well, all the proceeds for the day is donated to the Ebenezer home in Shah Alam and the Agatheans Shelter in Petaling Jaya. Also, each meal comes with a small pack of chips and a Pepsi. 

Now let me tell you how it tasted! I ordered a to go order because I wasn't feeling too well but the car was filled with the smell of onions. Kind of like onion rings and I thought to myself, "I don't remember it having onion rings..."

When I got home and took the burger apart to make sure the buns don't get soggy before eating time, I saw the onions!! I seriously don't like I just took them out...but I'm sure it tastes good with them too. :S 

I love burgerlabs beef patties because my elvis is beef and the patty is always juicy and flavourful. This time, the mac and cheese gave it a salty upgrade which was so goooddd because who doesn't like fried mac and cheese?! 

My verdict? TWO THUMBS UP! Make it permanent and put us out of our craving misery! Hahaha! Definitely a burger to savour! 

That's it for this post

P/S: I did a mani inspired by the event. Check it out here

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kaffa Espresso Bar, Damansara Uptown [First Glance]

Hey coffee junkies, 

Part of my coffee experimentation journey brings me to places that I would never step into such as the Kaffa Espresso Bar in Damansara Uptown a.k.a. DU. It was right after dinner at Epicuro with the gang and we were hunting for dessert. Softsrve was closed by the time we got there so we just drove around and spotted Kaffa. 

Going into it, it was a typical rustic styled cafe with dim lighting and decorated with thrinkets from the 1980's. Not that I'm saying it's bad but it's getting a little generic.

Going through their menu, I spotted their Salted Caramel Macchiato! Salted caramel anything is good to me and le boyfriend especially when done right. Ordered that and a cup of chai latte cause I didn't want to risk an atomic bomb in my tummy when I still wasn't sure if coffee didn't set it off. =S 

Anyway, we grabbed the high table and what do ya know! Everyone brought our their phones...including me but your phone can only take you so far. I scanned the cafe and what did I find but JENGA! I think I have only played jenga 3 times in my entire life so jenga was fun. 

It's good to be able to strategise and try and sabotage your friends once in a while. =D I have to say thumbs up for the board games since not every cafe provides games. 

I know you guys have been waiting for photos of the drinks so here they are! 

Salted Caramel Macchiato (RM13.80)

The Salted Caramel Macchiato was pretty good and pretty too! The flower latte art reminded me of a sunflower - which is my favourite flower!! =D The taste was good too as it wasn't too bitter and the salted caramel provided a nice accent to it. Sometimes, there would be tiny crystallised pieces of salted caramel and it provided a slight crunch to the drink. Love it!! 

Chai Latte (RM11)

The Chai Latte was good it you go for the type with foam and cream I think? Kind of like the Lipton Chai Latte sachets sold at Jaya Grocer which is delicious. On the other hand, do you want to go all the way to a cafe for stuff that taste like instant latte? Maybe once in a while... 

My verdict? Definitely a good place to chill and play the 'put all the phones in the middle and whoever grabs their phone first pays for drinks!' game. I would so go back to Kaffa. 

That's it for this post!

*All prices exclude GST. 

Kaffa Espresso Bar, Damansara Uptown

Address | 97, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel | 03-7732 4502
Opening Hours | 

Monday : 10am - midnight
Tuesday : 10am - 10pm
Wednesday : 10am – 11pm
Thursday - Friday : 10am – midnight
Saturday - Sunday : 9am – midnight
Website |Kaffa Espresso Bar
Facebook |Kaffa Espresso Bar
Instagram |@kaffaespressobar